Punching Article From Sheet Material Patents (Class 264/153)
  • Patent number: 10894335
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cutting apparatus including a jig having a seating jig on which a machining target is seated and a fixing jig matched with the seating jig to fix the machining target, a cutter configured to cut the machining target along reference scheduled cutting lines, a first carrier reciprocating to allow the fixing jig to match with the seating jig or to be spaced apart from the seating jig, and a cooler configured to cool the machining target down to a reference temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hee Sang Park
  • Patent number: 10717215
    Abstract: A method of molding a collapsible, foam plastic container; the method employs two half-molds defining a molding chamber negatively reproducing the container in an erect work configuration, and forms a hinge for each lateral wall of the container when molding the container; each hinge being formed by a parting member which is inserted through the molding chamber at the hinge to be formed, and by a compression member opposite the parting member and which is moved towards the parting member to form, on the lateral wall, a small-section, higher-density portion defining the respective hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: BAZZICA ENGINEERING S.R.L.
    Inventor: Carlo Bazzica
  • Patent number: 10329058
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for forming a hinge in a thermoformed container, such as an egg carton, and the resulting container. The hinge is formed in the mold, by severing a thermoformed container along the length of a hinge line, with the exception of plurality of spaced connecting membranes that are not severed. The alternating severed portions and connecting membranes are referred to herein as a notched hinge connection. The width, depth, and location of the connecting membranes can be adjusted so the hinge area is strong enough to withstand multiple openings during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Tekni Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Babu Kuruvilla, Richard L. Ramirez, Mark A. Bergeron
  • Patent number: 10307890
    Abstract: An abrasive article and method of making same wherein the abrasive article comprises a mounting assembly and an abrasive attachment assembly wherein the first interlock member of the mounting assembly and the second interlock member of the abrasive attachment assembly are configured to align the central axis of the abrasive attachment assembly and the central axis of the mounting assembly, and the first interlock member releasably engages the second interlock member. The abrasive article is adapted to clean a work surface area around studs using a rotary tool, including, for example, a drills or die grinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: John Telischak, Jr., Wesley A. Raider, Daryl D. Johnson, Edward L. Manor, Paul D. Streeter, Dean S. Holmes
  • Patent number: 10165826
    Abstract: An article of footwear has a midsole assembly that includes a fluid-filled bladder element having a substantially arc-shaped heel portion and having a lateral arm portion and a medial arm portion spaced from the lateral arm portion. Each of the arm portions extend from the heel portion. The bladder element is configured to be positioned with the heel portion in the heel region of midsole assembly, and the arm portions extending from the heel region to a forefoot region along a peripheral region. A method of manufacturing and a mold assembly for such an article of footwear are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Margarita L. Cortez, Zachary M. Elder, Lee D. Peyton, Hector R. Quinonez
  • Patent number: 10155329
    Abstract: There is described an apparatus for performing the in-mold decoration method with an injection tool (1). The injection tool (1) has a first tool portion (11) having a first mold recess (13) and a second tool portion (12) having a second mold recess (15) corresponding to the first mold recess. The second tool portion (12) has at least one injection passage (12e), wherein a portion of an endless decorative film (16) can be arranged between the first tool portion (11) and the second tool portion (12). The mold recess (13) of the first tool portion (11) has a raised edge region (14) extending in a closed configuration around the mold recess (13) and having an end face (14s) which is flattened or rounded or pointed in cross-section. The second tool portion (12) has a corresponding end face (12s) parallel to the end face (14s) of the raised edge region (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: LEONHARD KURZ STIFTUNG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Harald Burger, Martin Hahn
  • Patent number: 9579855
    Abstract: A cure tool assembly and method of manufacturing a composite part. The cure tool assembly may include a rigid cure tool having a cutter groove and a securing groove formed therein. The cutter groove may be spaced apart from and formed around the cutter groove. The securing groove may be slanted inward, away from a peripheral edge of the rigid cure tool. The cure tool assembly may also include a first sacrificial material located in the cutter groove and a second sacrificial material located in the securing groove. Composite material placed onto the outer surface of the rigid cure tool may bond with the second sacrificial material during cure, creating a desired hold-down force to keep the composite material in place. The resulting cured part may be cut along the cutter groove, thus cutting through the composite material and into the first sacrificial material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Blaise Francis Bergmann, Joseph Lynn Michelucci
  • Patent number: 9486675
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a sport ball may include a first component having a first baseplate and a plurality of support structures extending from the first baseplate and a second component having a second baseplate and a plurality of welding dies extending from the second baseplate. The apparatus may be configured such that, when the first component is assembled with the second component, each of the plurality of welding dies extending from the second baseplate of the second component aligns with one of the support structures extending from the first baseplate of the first component. In addition, the apparatus may be further configured to compress edges of casing panels against one another between the welding dies and the support structures. Further, the second component may be configured to supply welding energy to edges of casing panels when the casing panels are compressed between the welding dies and the support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent F. White
  • Publication number: 20150027478
    Abstract: A mouthpiece lining paper of a filter cigarette, which mouthpiece lining paper is provided on surface regions to be adhesively bonded with a three-dimensional surface structure, that is to say with a surface which has elevations and/or depressions, wherein the elevations and depressions protrude from and are set back from the film/foil surface only locally, respectively. The mouthpiece lining paper is a film/foil. In one preferred embodiment, a row of elevations and/or depressions runs along an edge of the mouthpiece lining paper of the type which runs along the overlap region of the mouthpiece lining paper with itself on the finished cigarette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Guenther Griesmayr, Barbara Puehringer, Bernhard Knauseder
  • Publication number: 20140374472
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for molding food-grade containers from a strip of paper material is provided. The apparatus includes a stationary die-holder plate, and a die-holder plate which is movable with respect to it between an opened position and a closed position. The stationary die-holder plate includes a respective stationary die half and the movable die-holder plate include a respective mobile die half. In the closed position, the die halves cooperate to define an impression corresponding to a container provided with a bottom, a side wall, and a substantially flat perimeter portion cantileverly extending from the side wall. A curling member, a permanent pleating member and a cutting blade are concentrically provided around the mobile die half and sequentially arranged from the inside to the outside thereof. Similarly, a counter curling member, a counter permanent pleating member and a counter cutting blade are concentrically arranged around the stationary die half.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: QUALITY TOOLS S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Treccani, Mauro Leali
  • Publication number: 20140346704
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a strip of absorbent paper product. The method includes: providing a strip that has a strip width, which has a first dimension, disposed between a first edge and a second edge and a centerline extending in a longitudinal direction equidistant between the first edge and the second edge; imparting a pattern of first design elements in a central region wherein each first design element comprises a visual center point and the pattern has a pattern centerline in the longitudinal direction, the pattern of first design elements being disposed within a central width having a second dimension, the second dimension being less than the first dimension, and the central region extending laterally outwardly on each side of the centerline; and, imparting a plurality of second design elements on the strip, wherein at least one of second design elements is disposed in the central region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Emma Lynn SARTINI, Kathryn Christian KIEN, Marian Frances SMITH, Lee Ann LUIPOLD
  • Publication number: 20140319139
    Abstract: A sheet (2) is made by the method of the invention, in particular for use for the punching of lids for containers, in that a PE layer (5a) and a polyester (PET) welding layer (5b) of an amorphous polyester are applied to a base sheet layer (4) of polyester (PET) by coextrusion to form the finished sheet laminate (2). This ensures that the sheet (2) is transparent throughout, just as it provides the possibility of controlled delamination by separation of the PE layer (5a) from the PET welding layer (5b) in the welding area only, when the sheet (2) is pulled off a container (1). In addition, the sheet does not curl when punched into lids prior to being applied to the containers (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: DANAPAK FLEXIBLES A/S
    Inventor: Peter Johansen
  • Patent number: 8852486
    Abstract: A molded discrete low stress gasket is constructed of restructured filled PTFE for use in corrosive or severe chemical environments under relatively low bolt loads. The gasket has a gasket surface and includes a raised outer sealing ring and a raised inner sealing ring. The gasket may constructed from a restructured filled PTFE material, with the sealing rings deforming at lower pressures than the remaining portions of the gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: T. Scott Tanner, Stefan Pitolaj
  • Publication number: 20140217221
    Abstract: A pill crushing apparatus for use with first and second nestable cups comprising a first cup holder which is moved linearly toward a second cup mounting surface holding a second cup. The first cup holder rotates relative to the rotationally fixed second cup. During the crushing process, the pills first may begin to crush against the linear load being applied thereto, and thereafter grind into a fine powder due to the rotational force of the first cup against the second cup. The first cup and second cup have different sidewall angles to promote pill crushing while inhibiting migration of the crush material to prevent the crushed material from reaching the open gap between the top perimeters of the nesting cups. Each cup includes a plurality of lugs having a curved profile configured to engage respective recesses on the cup holders. Each cup is fabricated through thermoforming or vacuum forming techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Brian Hohl, Brian D. Bell, Douglas Dufaux, David Rowlands
  • Patent number: 8778244
    Abstract: Disclosed are filtering cartridge and methods of producing the filtering cartridge for purifying drinking water and other liquids for household, medical and other purposes. A filter cartridge is filled with a filtering material and is configured in the form of an open bowl which can be closed with a lid, having side walls and a bottom with at least one outlet opening which is closed with a water-permeable material, wherein the cartridge bottom is designed such as to make it possible to use the water-permeable material which comes to the external edge of the side walls and is made of fibers with a sufficiently small diameter to allow using the filtering material containing powder particles; furthermore, the entire area between external and internal edges of the walls along the perimeter of the bottom is made of a composite based on a polymer water-permeable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Electrophor, Inc.
    Inventors: Gleb Dmitrievich Rusinov, Alexey Leonidovich Kuzmin, Alexander Ivanovich Andreev, Joseph Lvovich Shmidt, Vitaliy Stephanovich Samko, Pavel Alexandrovich Hubov
  • Publication number: 20140167310
    Abstract: A blank is used to form at least a portion of a container. A process for forming the blank includes several steps such as providing a sheet of material and cutting the sheet of material to establish the blank and scrap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: John B. Euler, Chris K. Leser, Jason J. Paladino
  • Publication number: 20140154311
    Abstract: A gel mass is provided that is useful in manufacturing enteric soft or hard capsules, or enteric tablets without coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Emadeldin M. Hassan, Aqeel A. Fatmi, Nachiappan Chidambaram
  • Patent number: 8741085
    Abstract: A resilient floor tile includes a base layer, a film layer, a decorative film layer, and a topcoat. The resilient floor tile has a shaped edge formed on an upper surface thereof that extends about at least a portion of a perimeter of the resilient floor tile. In order to make the resilient floor tile, a continuous sheet of a base layer is conveyed into a press die. The press die is actuated from an open position to a closed position. The continuous sheet is cut with a blade of a cutting tool of the press die to form side surfaces of the resilient floor tile when the press die is in the closed position. A shaped edge is formed on at least a portion of a perimeter of an upper surface of the resilient floor tile with a forming tool of the press die when the press die is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: AWI Licensing Company
    Inventors: Kean M. Anspach, Thomas C. Bair, John R. Eshbach, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140130820
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing artificial nails, each of which includes a cuticle end to be attached to the cuticle of a fingernail and a free edge disposed opposite the cuticle end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: SUNG YONG CHANG
  • Publication number: 20140110878
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for forming, cutting and stamping a dough sheet into a plurality of uniformly stamped, imprinted dough pieces. The apparatus engages a leading portion of a dough sheet as it travels along a conveyor. The apparatus includes a drum rotatably disposed relative to the conveyor, a plurality of cutter molds disposed on the rotatable drum and a plurality of pattern imprinters formed within internal cavities defined by the plurality of cutter molds. Each of the cutter molds simultaneously cuts a dough piece received in the internal cavity and imprints on the dough piece to form a rounded edge roll. The pattern imprinter preferably has a star configuration for stamping the dough to form Kaiser-type rolls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Suski, Frank Konkle, Peter A. Huberg, Ed Francis
  • Publication number: 20140091491
    Abstract: Implants for resurfacing or repairing one or more articular cartilage bearing surfaces of a biological organism include an engineered tissue and a biocompatible porous substrate secured to the engineered tissue for attaching the implant to a native bone of the biological organism. The engineered tissue includes a scaffold containing a biocompatible material, and a plurality of living chondrocytes supported by the scaffold. Methods for culturing chondrocytes for incorporation into a biocompatible implant are provided. A bioreactor for producing functional cartilaginous tissue from a cell-seeded scaffold and a system for producing functional cartilaginous tissue are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicants: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
    Inventors: Clark T. Hung, Gerard A. Ateshian, Eric G. Lima, James L. Cook, Li Ming Bian
  • Patent number: 8545740
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides embodiments of a releasable fastening arrangement that can include a first fastening strip secured to and extending over a substrate surface and having a first surface carrying first fastening elements extending from the surface. The releasable fastening arrangement can also include a second fastening strip having a second surface carrying second fastening elements that are engageable by the first fastening elements to form a releasable fastening. The first surface can include a flexible flap that is formed therein, and that is surrounded by other portions of the first surface. The flap can carry at least one of the first fastening elements, and can flap have a distal edge that is displaceable from the substrate surface under peel loads applied to the at least one first fastening element carried by the flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Gallant, Mark A. Clarner, Derrick Slowikowski, Jefferson Davis, Wallace L. Kurtz, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130206319
    Abstract: Microvalves are composed in a stacked design of a plurality of components comprising at least two housing parts, a membrane clamped between the two housing parts, and an actuator. A plurality of identical components are respectively arranged on a common, individual support plate and positioned next to each other in one plane. The manufacturing method for the microvalves comprises the steps of: providing the support plates with respectively identical components positioned in a grid pattern each having with the same grid dimension, inserting the support plates on top of one another in a retaining device, connecting at least some of the stacked components arranged on the support plates on an outer edge delimiting the components by a joining method, separating the microvalves by punching, and punching the membrane from a membrane support plate during connection of the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Birgit Stadelbauer, Sven Scheufler
  • Patent number: 8474129
    Abstract: Lamination packs of a controlled height are produced in that laminations are punched with a tool and glue is applied partially onto at least one of an upper surface and a lower surface of each of the laminations without the application device that applies the glue contacting the laminations. Several of the laminations are then assembled to a lamination pack. Height of the lamination packs is controlled by interrupting the application of glue for certain laminations so that between some of the laminations that are stacked for assembling a lamination pack there is no glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Kienle + Spiess Stanz- und Druckgiesswerk GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Blocher, Steffen Bauer
  • Patent number: 8465759
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a bioadhesive laminate comprising a hot-melt extruded reservoir layer and a hot-melt extruded backing layer is provided. The reservoir layer comprises a thermoplastic bioadhesive composition containing an active agent. An active agent-containing thermoplastic bioadhesive hydrophilic composition is hot-melt coextruded with a hydrophobic composition to form at least a bi-layered laminate. The hydrophilic composition and the hydrophobic composition have at least one polymer in common. In addition, the melt flow index of the hydrophobic composition is within 50% of the melt flow index of the hydrophilic composition. As a result, the laminate has a uniform transverse cross-section and/or a uniform longitudinal cross-section throughout a major of the length of the laminate. Moreover, when the laminate is divided into unit doses of approximately the same size, they have a high degree of content uniformity with respect to the active agent(s) present therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Auxilium US Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael M. Crowley, Justin M. Keen, John J. Koleng, Feng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130139190
    Abstract: Provided is a pattern transfer medium manufacturing apparatus including a disc injection compression molding unit that forms a disc-shaped pattern transfer medium by an injection compression molding using a disc molding die and a disc-shaped stamper and a cutting unit that performs cutting the periphery of a concave and convex pattern portion on the disc-shaped pattern transfer medium, which is formed due to a transfer by the injection compression molding, as a target object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicants: SONY DADC CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sony Corporation, Sony DADC Corporation
  • Patent number: 8425820
    Abstract: A riser for an archery bow is formed from a fibrous composite material, the matrix of which may be a high heat distortion thermoplastic polymer, a very high heat distortion thermoplastic polymer, or a combination thereof. The riser may incorporate a spine formed from a different polymer or composite than the rest of the riser, or from metal. A method for producing a riser for an archery bow includes the steps of introducing a polymeric composite into a mold from a first end of said mold to facilitate a particular orientation of components of said polymeric composite, molding the polymeric composite to produce a billet that approximates a net shape of the riser, and then machining the billet to the final shape of the riser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Gordon Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Pilpel
  • Publication number: 20130075655
    Abstract: An extruded or molded article containing iron based oxygen scavenger, electrolytes, activated carbon, silica gel, or other water absorbing media, and optionally pore formers, is subjected to deformation to create voids or porosity, and subjected to water spraying or dipping to obtain a water activity of 0.4 or higher. The article is placed in a container or package containing oxygen sensitive articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Multisorb Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Chieh-Chun CHAU
  • Patent number: 8394226
    Abstract: A composite friction unit of a three dimensional composite body is formed of a substantially uniform array of predominately glass strands of primary reinforcing fibers in matrix of phenolic resin material, the reinforcing fibers in the form of fabric distributed throughout the body forming a friction unit having a predetermined size and configuration and uniform distribution and alignment of fibers throughout. An alternate friction unit includes a substantially rigid or rigid backing co-pultruded in forming the unit. The units are produced in a pultrusion process wherein the reinforcing fibers and matrix are pulled through a forming die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Benjamin V. Booher
  • Patent number: 8318079
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for assembling an adhesive device comprising a first matrix-forming material with holes and a second material, the method comprising: (a) compose the first matrix-forming material with holes; (b) compose the second material with a Tm lower than the Tm of the first material, while enabling increase in the Tm of the second material; (c) assemble the adhesive device by filling the holes of the first matrix-forming material of step (a) with the deformable second material of step (b) at a temperature where the second material is deformable and the first material is non-deformable; (d) increase the Tm of the second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Mads Lykke
  • Patent number: 8309004
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a method for fabricating a composite laminate part, consisting in coating a steel sheet of which the thickness is less than 0.65 mm, with an adhesive polymer film of which the thickness is at least 0.1 mm, in order to form a composite laminate steel sheet, and then forming this composite laminate sheet by drawing in order to obtain said composite part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: USINOR
    Inventor: Fabrice Pinard
  • Publication number: 20120241247
    Abstract: An Audio enhancer apparatus for smart phones and smart tablets that is portable, attachable and detachable to an audio producing device providing a richer, louder and pseudo stereo listening experience without the need of electricity or any other types of power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Dong Il Choe
  • Patent number: 8268212
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing a plastic hollow body, said process comprising the following steps: a) a molten plastic parison is extruded, in an extruder, through a die; b) at least one longitudinal cut is made in the parison; c) the parison is introduced into a mold comprising two cavities; and d) the hollow body is molded by conforming the parison to the mold cavities, said die being equipped with a passage for the molten plastic which gradually modifies the shape of the parison so that it is substantially flattened on exiting. Die suitable for implementing this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (S.A.)
    Inventors: Bjorn Criel, Philippe Bournonville, Pierre-Francois Tardy
  • Patent number: 8216497
    Abstract: Various methods are provided for forming tissue holding devices having predetermined shapes suitable for use in surgical applications, and devices formed in accordance with such methods are also provided. These methods include press forming methods, and press forming methods in combination with profile punching. Tissue holding devices formed in accordance with such methods include various configurations for a core and a plurality of tissue holding elements extending outwardly from the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lindh, Sr., Jesse G. Nawrocki, John P. Collier
  • Publication number: 20120049403
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides embodiments of a releasable fastening arrangement that can include a first fastening strip secured to and extending over a substrate surface and having a first surface carrying first fastening elements extending from the surface. The releasable fastening arrangement can also include a second fastening strip having a second surface carrying second fastening elements that are engageable by the first fastening elements to form a releasable fastening. The first surface can include a flexible flap that is formed therein, and that is surrounded by other portions of the first surface. The flap can carry at least one of the first fastening elements, and can flap have a distal edge that is displaceable from the substrate surface under peel loads applied to the at least one first fastening element carried by the flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Christopher M. Gallant, Mark A. Clarner, Derrick Slowikowski, Jefferson Davis, Wallace L. Kurtz, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120043688
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing marking labels for marking electronic components, wherein a mat-shaped injection molded part (10) is produced in a first method step by means of an injection molding process, and marking labels having any arbitrary width and/or length are produced from the mat-shaped injection molded part (10) in a second method step. The invention also relates to a device for producing such marking labels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Heinz Reibke
  • Patent number: 8052902
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a polarizing plate includes: providing a polarizing roll film having transmission axes; and cutting the polarizing roll film with a knife having a plurality of openings each having a rectangular shape to form a plurality of polarizing plates, the plurality of openings parallel to the transmission axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Kwan Jeong, Bong-Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 8034272
    Abstract: A closure for a container, e.g., a tube, for a sample, e.g., a biological sample. The closure comprises a cap having a first opening and a second opening, the first opening capable of communicating with the mouth of a container, the second opening sealed by an exterior seal, and intermediate the first opening and the exterior seal, an interior seal. The invention also provides an assembly comprising the closure of this invention and a container. The invention also provides a method for preparing the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Erin Kim Pavlovic, Keith Haapala, Joseph F. Welk
  • Patent number: 8029037
    Abstract: A trim panel for a vehicle is formed with a pinch-sealed edge by compression molding. The mold is designed with one or more cutting surfaces that compress or pinch the trim panel material to the point of severing the trim panel to form a tightly compressed and cut edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Ben Sapak, Todd D. Nellis
  • Publication number: 20110138618
    Abstract: A method of making a thin-type keycap structure including performing a compression molding on a plastic film and a resin together with a mold including a top mold and a bottom mold to form a compression-molded laminate, in which a first surface of the plastic film faces the bottom mold, the resin faces the top mold, the compression-molded laminate includes a plastic film surface and a resin surface, the plastic film surface includes a plurality of bulged portions corresponding to the first recessions of the surface of the bottom mold, and the bulged portions each include a portion of the plastic film and a portion of the resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Kai-Jie Tsao, Kuo-Long Chen
  • Publication number: 20110056949
    Abstract: A package includes a container and a lid, the lid being attached to the container edge by a sealing layer. The container wall, at least in the region of the container edge, has a depression formed toward the container interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: Teich Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Reiterer, Lambert Nekula, Martin Kornfeld, Peter Stiebock
  • Patent number: 7879278
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing panel units may include applying a cover tape to a surface of a panel in such a way as to substantially extend along a periphery of the panel. An extrusion molding die may be moved relative to the panel in such a way that the extrusion molding die moves along the periphery of the panel while at least partially contacting the cover tape applied to the panel. At the same time, a molten molding material may be extruded from the extrusion molding die, thereby integrally forming a molded article on the periphery of the panel. The cover tape may be then removed from the surface of the panel in order to produce a panel unit having the molded article disposed along the periphery of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Tokai Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naotaka Hanai, Tomohiro Sakagami, Toshiaki Kakuto, Takanori Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110018161
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a keycap, in which, a metal sheet is provided, and the metal sheet is pressed to form a plurality of keycap-shaped regions, each having a recess portion. The pressed metal sheet is subjected to laser cutting at each keycap-shaped region to form a pattern by cutting out a part of the metal sheet. The recess of each keycap-shaped region is filled with a transparent plastic material, and the metal sheet is punched to form separated keycap-shaped components. These two steps can be switched each other in the order. The separated keycap-shaped components may be each further combined with a pad, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Chung-Hsin Yang
  • Publication number: 20100295329
    Abstract: A trim panel for a vehicle is formed with a pinch-sealed edge by compression molding. The mold is designed with one or more cutting surfaces that compress or pinch the trim panel material to the point of severing the trim panel to form a tightly compressed and cut edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Ben Sapak, Todd D. Nellis
  • Publication number: 20100270700
    Abstract: This invention relates to tooling (1) for manufacturing by means of stamping parts made of thermoplastic material from a blank of the said material, comprising a hollow die (2) delimited by a bottom (20), side walls (21a, 21b, 21c) and an opening (22) opposite the bottom, and a raised punch (3) designed to cooperate with the die via the opening (22). The tooling comprises at least one mobile element (4) adapted to cooperate with at least one recess (23) placed in the bottom and/or side walls of the to die, the recess allowing the passage of one part of the blank that is to be bent using the mobile element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Jumel
  • Patent number: 7815428
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an operating device and a die suitable for interacting to form containers from a sheet material, a cutting device for separating said containers from said sheet material, said cutting means being so shaped as to be removably connectable to said operating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Sarong SpA
    Inventor: Bianca Elena Minghetti
  • Patent number: 7811492
    Abstract: A process for forming and trimming a part comprises providing a continuous web of polymeric material, thermoforming the continuous web of polymeric material into the desired part, providing a cutter arrangement comprising a blade, providing a platen assembly comprising a closed groove that generally corresponds to the outer shape of the blade and a vacuum system, wherein at least one of the cutter arrangement and the platen assembly is moveable with respect to the at least one other assembly, trimming the part of the continuous web of polymeric material from the remainder of the continuous web of polymeric material via the blade, and removing undesirable trim material formed during the trimming of the part via the vacuum system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Pactiv Corporation
    Inventors: Gary D. Ennis, Ming Lun Ho, David John Claudius, Lee D. Alexander
  • Patent number: 7802367
    Abstract: This fence post tool makes an opening in a fence post to receive a fence rail. The tool includes a threaded first member received within the hollow fence post and having an elongate handle to manipulate the first member into position adjacent a predrilled pilot hole. A second member includes a cutting edge defining the profile of the cutout and having a bolt received through the second member and into the threaded passage of the first member to draw the second member cutting edge into cutting engagement with the fence post sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventors: Roger Hocckelmann, Steve Vogelgesang
  • Publication number: 20100163389
    Abstract: A thin-type keycap structure comprising a key cap layer and a plastic film on the upper surface of the key cap layer. The thin-type keycap structure and the metal dome on a PCB are assembled to form a keypad structure. The thin-type keycap structure is made through compression molding of the plastic film and a resin together. The surface of the plastic film may be embossed before the compression molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Kai-Jie Tsao, Kuo-Long Chen
  • Publication number: 20100155986
    Abstract: A molded discrete low stress gasket is constructed of restructured filled PTFE for use in corrosive or severe chemical environments under relatively low bolt loads. The gasket has a gasket surface and includes a raised outer sealing ring and a raised inner sealing ring. The gasket may constructed from a restructured filled PTFE material, with the sealing rings deforming at lower pressures than the remaining portions of the gasket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC
    Inventors: T. Scott Tanner, Stefan Pitolaj